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Infection Control Audit

Post-operative infections account for a small but significant proportion of surgical complications. In the face of the continuing development of multiple drug resistant micro-organisms, infections will become increasingly difficult to manage. We are aware of our responsibilities in infection control, which we take very seriously. As such we audit all our clinical cases to assess the incidence of surgical site infections (SSI). We would be very grateful if you could take the time to complete an infection report card for any of our surgical cases which you determine have become infected.


To download a brief guide to the different types of SSI, please click here.


A stitch abscess (minimal inflammation and discharge confined to the points of suture penetration) is not considered an SSI.


In the event of an SSI, an SSI report card should be completed and faxed back to SCVS FAO Katie Foley DipAVN (Small Animal) Dip HE CVN, RVN. Or you can telephone to report or discuss the case.


SSI Report Forms are available to be downloaded by clicking here.


Thank you in advance for your assistance, we greatly appreciate your help with infection surveillance. We are always happy to discuss any issues you may have regarding surgical infections.

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Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists

Unit 6, Forest Corner Farm,




BH24 3JW


Telephone: 01425 485615

Fax: 01425 480849